Pronounced: huh-BILL-uh-muhnt, noun

Notes: Not a word that can used as much in modern times

Yesterday’s word

The word campanile means “a bell tower; especially one detached from a main building such as a church”

First usage

The word came into English in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

Personally, I would tend to use the second pronunciation of the word (see yesterday’s entry). Our word comes from the Italian word campana (bell), which came from the Latin word campana (bell).

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Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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